Leann McLeod
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High Level Language a programming language - which is similar to natural human - that allows code to be written Examples: Basic, Pascal, C++, Java, COBOL, C#
Machine Code A programming language that does not resemble any natural language and is made up of bit patterns that can be executed directly by the CPU.
Variables A storage area - that is given an identifier - which stores data that can change.
Constants Storage areas - which are given self-documenting identifiers for data that does not change.
Local Variable A variable that is defined within a sub procedure and as such is only accessible from within that same sub procedure.
Global Variables A variable that has a larger scope. It can be accessible from anywhere within a program.
Static Variable a variable that has a lifespan that lasts the entire time that the program is running.
Dynamic Variables A variable that when defined has a lifespan that ends when the sub procedure in which it was defined ends.
Assembler a program which coverts the low level assembly programming language into machine code. Iat uses an opcode and allocates memory to variables resulting in an operand.
Interpreter a program that is converts high level language into machine code one line at a time.
Compiler a program that converts high level language into machine code. (There are 4 stages in compilation)
Translators a program that changes a program written in one language into an equivalent written in a different language.
Array a collection of items with each item being of the same data type
Logical Expression something for which the answer can only be true or false
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